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Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini

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Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely ...

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Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini (February 19, 1743 – May 28, 1805) was an Italian classical era composer and cellist whose music retained a courtly and galante style while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. Boccherini is most widely known for one particular minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. 5 (G 275), and the Cello Concerto in B flat major (G 482). The latter work was long known in the heavily altered version by German cellist and prolific arranger Friedrich Grützmacher, but has recently been restored to its original version. Boccherini composed several guitar quintets including the "Fandango" which was influenced by Spanish music. His biographer Elisabeth Le Guin noted among Boccherini's musical qualities "an astonishing repetitiveness, an affection for extended passages with fascinating textures but virtually no melodic line, an obsession with soft dynamics, a unique ear for sonority, and an unusually rich palette of introverted and mournful affects."

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String Quintet in E, op.11 no5; 3rd mvt, Menuetto and Trio
String Quintet in E, op.11 no5; 3rd mvt, Menuetto and Trio
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String Quintet in C, G324 (‘La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid’)
String Quintet in C, G324 (‘La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid’)
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Quintet no. 4 in D major G.448 for guitar and strings..:4th mvt; Fandango G.341
Quintet no. 4 in D major G.448 for guitar and strings..:4th mvt; Fandango G.341
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Carles Trepat
David Tummer
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Quintet no. 11 in E major G.275, Op.11`5..(Op.13`5): 3rd mvt; Minuetto and trio
Quintet no. 11 in E major G.275, Op.11`5..(Op.13`5): 3rd mvt; Minuetto and trio
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Quintet no. 60 in C major G.324, Op.30`6 (La Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid) for 2 violins, viola and 2 cellos
Quintet no. 60 in C major G.324, Op.30`6 (La Musica notturna delle strade di Madrid) for 2 violins, viola and 2 cellos
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Two Fuges for two cellos in F major Op. 73/2 and B flat major Op. 73/3
Two Fuges for two cellos in F major Op. 73/2 and B flat major Op. 73/3
String Quartet in C major Op2 No 6
String Quartet in C major Op2 No 6
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Cremona Quartet
String Quintet in C, G.310: 2nd mvt; Minuetto con moto-Trio
String Quintet in C, G.310: 2nd mvt; Minuetto con moto-Trio
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Quintet no. 11 in E major G.275, Op.11`5 for 2 violins, viola and 2 cellos (Op.13`5)
Quintet no. 11 in E major G.275, Op.11`5 for 2 violins, viola and 2 cellos (Op.13`5)
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Sonata for cello and continuo no. 4 (G.4) in A major ..., 2nd mvt; Allegro ... (feat. Cécile Licad & Alban Gerhardt)
Sonata for cello and continuo no. 4 (G.4) in A major ..., 2nd mvt; Allegro ... (feat. Cécile Licad & Alban Gerhardt)
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Symphony no. 6 (G.508) (Op.12`6) in A major, 1st mvt, Allegro assai (feat. London Festival Orchestra & Ross Pople)
Symphony no. 6 (G.508) (Op.12`6) in A major, 1st mvt, Allegro assai (feat. London Festival Orchestra & Ross Pople)
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Sinfonia in La Maggiore Op. 35 No. 3 (feat. Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations)
Sinfonia in La Maggiore Op. 35 No. 3 (feat. Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations)
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Sonata for violin and cello in D major (feat. Gregor Piatigorsky)
Sonata for violin and cello in D major (feat. Gregor Piatigorsky)
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Quintet no.11 in E maj, Op.11'5 – 3rd movement; minuetto and trio
Quintet no.11 in E maj, Op.11'5 – 3rd movement; minuetto and trio
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Concerto for cello and orchestra no. 9 ..., 3rd movement; Rondo (Allegro) (feat. Jacqueline du Pré, English Chamber Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim)
Concerto for cello and orchestra no. 9 ..., 3rd movement; Rondo (Allegro) (feat. Jacqueline du Pré, English Chamber Orchestra & Daniel Barenboim)
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Symphony no. 19 in D major G.521, Op.43`6 (Overture)
Symphony no. 19 in D major G.521, Op.43`6 (Overture)
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Quintet for guitar and strings no. 4 (G.448) in D major..., 4th mvt; Fandango... (feat. Giangiacomo Pinardi, Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante)
Quintet for guitar and strings no. 4 (G.448) in D major..., 4th mvt; Fandango... (feat. Giangiacomo Pinardi, Fabio Biondi & Europa Galante)
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Quartet Op. 2 No. 6 in C major: First movement (feat. The Cremona String Quartet)
Quartet Op. 2 No. 6 in C major: First movement (feat. The Cremona String Quartet)
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Ritirata notturna di Madrid (feat. Riccardo Chailly & Symphony Orchestra of Milan Giuseppe Verdi)
Ritirata notturna di Madrid (feat. Riccardo Chailly & Symphony Orchestra of Milan Giuseppe Verdi)
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Overture in D
Overture in D
Performer
Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor), Luigi Boccherini & Philharmonia Orchestra
Minuet from Quintet no.11 (feat. Neville Marriner & Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields)
Minuet from Quintet no.11 (feat. Neville Marriner & Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields)
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String Quarter in E Major
String Quarter in E Major
Performer
Salzberg Chamber Orchestra & Luigi Boccherini
Sinfonia in A, Op 35 No 3 (G511) (feat. Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations)
Sinfonia in A, Op 35 No 3 (G511) (feat. Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations)
Boccherini: Quintet for Two Violins &Two Cellos in E major, Op 11, No 5. III Minuet
Boccherini: Quintet for Two Violins &Two Cellos in E major, Op 11, No 5. III Minuet
Performer
Isaac Stern &Cho-Liang Lin (violins), Jaime Laredo (viola) Yo-Yo Ma & Sharon Robinson (Cellos) & Luigi Boccherini
String Quartet in G major, Op. 44 No. 4 'La Tirana Spagnola' (feat. Quartetto Italiano)
String Quartet in G major, Op. 44 No. 4 'La Tirana Spagnola' (feat. Quartetto Italiano)
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Quintet for guitar and strings (G.448) in D major
Quintet for guitar and strings (G.448) in D major
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Varazdin Chamber Orchestra, Luigi Boccherini & Zagreb Guitar Quartet
Boccherini Minuet from String Quartet in E
Symphony No.13 in C major, Op.37 No.1 / G.515
Symphony No.13 in C major, Op.37 No.1 / G.515
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New Berlin chamber Orchestra, Michael Erxleben & Luigi Boccherini
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